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Purple Onion

16 E Main St, Saluda, NC 28773-7817
+1 828-749-1179
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good27%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pizza” (77 reviews)
“tiramisu” (15 reviews)
“mussels” (8 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 15:00All hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
16 E Main St, Saluda, NC 28773-7817
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful atmosphere inside and out! Love the outside dining! The food choices are unique and very tasty! My daughters like the Mediterranean wrap and just love the kale and seed salad with roasted beats. Their desserts are divine and service is exceptional!

Thank Karen C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bragged about how good the food was from our last trip to Saluda, so we gathered up some friends and rode our bikes up for lunch. At one o'clock there was an hour and a half wait, so we had a beer at the bar....More

Thank Pat D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After our adventure trip with the gorge we enjoyed a Delicious and healthy lunch at the purple onion. I had the daily special wrap and it was so tasty!

Thank johntassone
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place has some of the best food in all of western NC. I love the pizza. The drink menu is also pretty amazing and they have a good selection of organic beverages. I'm surprised that such a small town has such a great restaurant....More

Thank Fred A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Driving from the South Carolina Piedmont to the Blue Ridge on SC Hwy 176, brings you to the great town of Saluda. Small but several great stores and quick eat places to explore. We chose the Purple Onion, which offers continuous service. The staff were...More

Thank DCSC001
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had heard mixed reviews of the Purple Onion so was a bit reluctant to try it out despite its high ratings. Having done so, I would definitely go back. The chicken dish had great flavor and was perfectly cooked. My wife's pork was great...More

Thank William O
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Somewhere between lunch & dinner is intermezzo. It was delicious. Must try the pimento with jalapeños.

Thank Amber S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great atmosphere. The mushroom pizza and mussels were awesome. Great date spot. Enjoyed the band. Good service.

Thank Amanda P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

On my way to Hendersonville N.C.. Have eaten here several times. Every time has been great. Had the roasted pork loin with a spicy slaw; so good; great combination. Ended the meal with chocolate 'pot d'e creme'; the perfect finish to a great entree. If...More

Thank Mahi M
Susan C, Owner at Purple Onion, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanking you for dining with us and thank you for taking the time to review us. We are so glad you enjoyed everything.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped her one night just before closing but we were not rushed. Great waitstaff. They actually had s gluten free menu which was pretty extensive. I had the lentil soup and a small pear salad. Both were great. The wine flights were very generous. Will...More

Thank Tallgirl42
Susan C, Owner at Purple Onion, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for dining with us and thank you for your review. We are so glad you enjoyed your experience and hope to see you again soon.

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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Erwin M
Prices of each dish. Is restaurant open on Sundays?
6 May 2017|
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Response from CrackerCat | Reviewed this property |
Check their website for open times. Medium priced menu. Just go, you will enjoy.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16 E Main St, Saluda, NC 28773-7817
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Saluda
  • Phone Number: +1 828-749-1179
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